When plant closings
and layoffs become a reality, South Carolina Businesses can
get the help they need for affected employees through the
State Dislocated Worker Unit.
The State Dislocated Worker Unit (DWU) is
responsible for providing "Rapid Response" assistance
to employers and employees impacted by any permanent layoff
or closure action affecting 50 or more workers.
Rapid Response services are provided regardless
of the reason for a layoff or closure (e.g., Trade impacted,
company downsizing/restructuring, natural disaster, plant
relocation, bankruptcy, etc.).